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Celebrate Memorial Day

Date: May 22, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Honoring Memorial Day with Your Children Memorial Day is right around the corner! Here are some ways that you can honor our military heroes–those who lost their lives, have served, and are currently serving– with your children: 1)      Send a care package or write a thank you letter to a soldier 2)      Go…

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5 Myths about Missing Children

Date: May 17, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Dr. David Finklehor Debunks the Myths about Missing Children The return of the three missing young women in Cleveland has created a stir in the media. The outpour of public support for the survivors is heartwarming, however, many fallacies surrounding the issue of child abduction have surfaced. David Finklehor, Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center…

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"Kids Are Worth It!" Conference

Date: May 13, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana’s  “Kids Are Worth It!” Conference From left to right: JCAC Executive Director, Erika Dupepe; Former Miss America and Incest Survivor, Marilyn Van Derbur; JCAC Forensic Interviewer, Brittney Bergeron; JCAC AmeriCorps VISTA, Ashley Sturz The Jefferson Children’s AdvocacyCenter team attended the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana‘s 27th Annual “Kid’s Are Worth It!” Conference. The conference focused…

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Do You Use Proper Words?

Date: May 7, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Proper Words What words do you use when you talk to your child about their private parts? Do you use euphenisms or do you teach them proper names? Pediatricians and other professionals who work with children overwhelmingly support teaching children proper names for their “private” parts. Using nicknames can imply that these body parts are…

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Trees for Life Ceremony

Date: May 1, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Trees for Life Child advocates in the greater New Orleans area gathered to commemorate the 42 children who died from abuse and neglect in Louisiana during 2012. The event was hosted at the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center on April 22nd, 2013. At the ceremony child advocates were honored with a tree representing a child who…

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